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USCG Cutter Tampa Takes-Down “The Bad Guys”

The US Coast Guard Cutter Tampa’s crew prevented more than 970 kilograms of cocaine from entering the USA. (…and killing or ruining the lives of millions of people of all walks of life and...

Bluefin Hosts AUV Webinar

BLUEFIN Robotics hosts a transatlantic UAV webinar 22 September 2014 at 15:00 hours UK time (BST) / 10:00 hours Boston time (U.S. EDT).This might be considered rather brave in an age when the “popular”...

Better Late than Never – Part 2

NEITHER RAIN, NOR HEAT, NOR GLOOM OF NIGHT… MANILA – Thursday, 17 July 2014 – This blog title paraphrases an observation made by the ancient Greek historian Herodotus (circa 500 BC) of the Persian...

One for the “Really, Did You Have To?” File:

U.S. Coast Guard Preemptively Attacks an Iranian…Dhow? A U.S. Coast Guard vessel operating in international waters in the Arabian Gulf fired on an Iranian dhow in what U.S. military officials described as a defensive...

USSOCOM Signs a 5-Year Framework Contract for Saab Dynamics’ Versatile Carl-Gustaf Weapon SystemDefence and security company Saab has signed a new framework contract with the USSOCOM for the company’s Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system (in...

Think Tank: Cancel the Littoral Combat Ship

A research group is calling on lawmakers to cancel the Littoral Combat Ship months after the Pentagon cut the number of vessels it plans to buy. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Naval)

USS America Tours South America, Prepares for JSF

The Navy’s new big-deck America-class amphibious assault ship is making its way around South America as part of a mission to connect with allies in the southern hemisphere and prepare the ship for the...

Navy Uses Exoskeletons for Shipyard Maintenance

The Pentagon has acquired two high-tech exoskeletons designed to make it much easier for Navy shipyard workers to suspend and hold heavy hand-held tools such as riveters, grinders and sanders. The so-called FORTIS exoskeleton...

British Falklands warship towed away for scrap

The British warship on which Argentina formally surrendered the island of South Georgia during the 1982 Falklands War began its final journey on Wednesday before being scrapped. HMS Plymouth could not be saved despite...

Navy Awards $2.5 Billion Cyber Contract

Five contractors won seats on a multi-billion-dollar contract to upgrade the Navy’s ship-based computer networks against cybersecurity threats. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Naval)

Ship Eats Syria’s Deadly Chemicals in Weeks

After patiently sitting in port for months, the specially outfitted U.S. container vessel MV Cape Ray only took weeks to decimate Syria’s chemical weapon precursors. The 648-long-ship in January set sail from Portsmouth, Virginia,...

Russia vows to strengthen navy to ward off NATO

Russia announced plans Tuesday to bolster its navy with more advanced weapons in response to NATO’s vow to halt the Kremlin’s push into Ukraine and feared expansion into eastern Europe. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu...

Navy Missile Hits Subsonic Target Over Land

The Navy and Raytheon recently test-fired a Standard Missile-6 against a low-flying subsonic cruise missile target over land Aug. 14, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. “The test was the Navy’s attempt to demonstrate...

First Australian LHD On Final Builder’s Trials

NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, has sailed on her final contractor sea trials before delivery to the Australian Government. The ship...

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